John Mayall Quotes
Ive never thought the blues was a matter of copying other people. The blues singer should sing songs about his own life. And once the ball got rolling, I felt confident enough to do that as well as cover other peoples songs, and the tributes. Youve got to think about representing your own life in the music, and for me that meant bringing in an element of jazz; I was brought up on jazz, it was my fathers work, it was in the house.
Its part of what the blues does, to write about these things. JB Lenoir was the main one in this regard he wrote about Korea, too, in fact. Songs that reflect these current situations in his case, racial issues for the most part: in my case, what has happened to me, and I was in Korea.